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Lauren Haynes is Returning to New York City, Joining Queens Museum as Director of Curatorial Affairs and Programs

Lauren Haynes is Returning to New York City, Joining Queens Museum as Director of Curatorial Affairs and Programs

  THE QUEENS MUSEUM in Queens, N.Y., announced the appointment of Lauren Haynes as director of curatorial affairs and programs this morning. Haynes spent a decade on the curatorial team at the Studio Museum in Harlem, departing in 2016 to join the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Ark. Last year, she accepted...
Jessica Bell Brown Promoted to Curator and Department Head for Contemporary Art at Baltimore Museum of Art

Jessica Bell Brown Promoted to Curator and Department Head for Contemporary Art at Baltimore Museum of Art

  THE CONTEMPORARY ART DEPARTMENT at the Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) is now led by Jessica Bell Brown. After joining the museum as associate curator of contemporary art in November 2019, Brown was promoted to curator and department head for contemporary art earlier this month. In her new role, she is overseeing a growing...
Latest News in Black Art: Veronica Ryan and Ingrid Pollard Make Turner Prize Shortlist, Major Kerry James Marshall Painting Headed to Auction, Museum Surveys of Sam Gilliam and Frank Bowling Coming Soon & More

Latest News in Black Art: Veronica Ryan and Ingrid Pollard Make Turner Prize Shortlist, Major Kerry James Marshall Painting Headed to Auction, Museum Surveys of Sam Gilliam and Frank Bowling Coming Soon & More

  Latest News in Black Art features news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   Veronica Ryan is one of four artists shortlisted for the 2022 Turner Prize. | © Veronica Ryan. Courtesy Paula Cooper Gallery, New York. Photo: Steven Probert   Awards & Honors On April 12, Tate Liverpool...
Latest News in Black Art: Laurie Cumbo Appointed NYC Culture Czar, Civil Rights Photographer Doris Derby Died, Guggenheim Fellows, Derrick Adams, Derek Fordjour, Theaster Gates & More

Latest News in Black Art: Laurie Cumbo Appointed NYC Culture Czar, Civil Rights Photographer Doris Derby Died, Guggenheim Fellows, Derrick Adams, Derek Fordjour, Theaster Gates & More

  Latest News in Black Art features news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   Civil Rights Photographer Doris Derby. | Photo courtesy Doris Derby via University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign   Lives Bronx, N.Y.-born civil rights photographer Doris Derby died in Newnan, Ga., outside Atlanta on March 28. She was...
Confirmed: Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson Headed to U.S. Supreme Court, Black Woman Photographer Captured History Maker's First Official Portrait

Confirmed: Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson Headed to U.S. Supreme Court, Black Woman Photographer Captured History Maker’s First Official Portrait

  IN A FORMAL, TRADITIONAL, and somber-toned room, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson stood for her first official portrait. Wearing all black, she posed before a black backdrop and studio lighting, the trappings of contemporary photography temporarily inserted into the White House complex space, literally disrupting history. The Senate confirmed Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court...
Camille Ann Brewer Appointed Director of San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles: 'I’m Thrilled to be Part of an Institution That Celebrates California’s Legacy and History in Textile Arts'

Camille Ann Brewer Appointed Director of San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles: ‘I’m Thrilled to be Part of an Institution That Celebrates California’s Legacy and History in Textile Arts’

THE SAN JOSE MUSEUM OF QUILTS AND TEXTILES (SJMQT) announced its new director will be Camille Ann Brewer. A Detroit, Mich.-based curator, handweaver, and archivist, Brewer will shape the museum’s vision and strategy, leading operations, exhibitions and programming, the collection, community engagement, and donor relations. Brewer brings a spectrum of experience to SJMQT, more than...
Latest News in Black Art: Veteran Studio Museum Board Member Nancy Lane Has Died, Amanda Hunt Joins Walker Art Center, Gladys Kalichini Wins Henrike Grohs Art Award, Plus Tate, SFMOMA, RISD & More

Latest News in Black Art: Veteran Studio Museum Board Member Nancy Lane Has Died, Amanda Hunt Joins Walker Art Center, Gladys Kalichini Wins Henrike Grohs Art Award, Plus Tate, SFMOMA, RISD & More

  Latest News in Black Art features news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   Nancy Lane at Studio Museum in Harlem 2015 gala. | Photo by Julie Skarratt, Courtesy The Studio Museum in Harlem   Lives New York art collector and philanthropist Nancy Lee Lane (1933-2022) died March 28....
Ernestine White-Mifetu Appointed Curator of African Art at Brooklyn Museum

Ernestine White-Mifetu Appointed Curator of African Art at Brooklyn Museum

THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM recently welcomed Ernestine White-Mifetu as Sills Foundation Curator of African Art. White-Mifetu was working as an independent artist and curator when she joined the Brooklyn Museum. She brings two decades of experience to the role. Previously, she served as director and chief curator of the William Humphreys Art Gallery in Northern Cape,...
New York Street Photographer Jamel Shabazz Named 2022 Recipient of Gordon Parks Foundation/Steidl Book Prize

New York Street Photographer Jamel Shabazz Named 2022 Recipient of Gordon Parks Foundation/Steidl Book Prize

SINCE THE LATE 1970S, New York photographer Jamel Shabazz has been cataloging his iconic street portraits in thematic albums. Housing small prints, numerous albums form a visual archive across nearly half a century documenting the city’s cultural shifts, sociopolitical landscape, and evolving style. The treasure trove will soon be published in book form. Shabazz is...
Latest News in Black Art: Lauren Halsey Takes on Met Museum Rooftop Commission, Michael Armitage Joins David Zwirner, New Lorna Simpson Book & More

Latest News in Black Art: Lauren Halsey Takes on Met Museum Rooftop Commission, Michael Armitage Joins David Zwirner, New Lorna Simpson Book & More

  Latest News in Black Art features news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   Artist Lauren Halsey. | Photo by Russell Hamilton, Courtesy David Kordansky Gallery   Commissions Lauren Halsey is the latest artist commissioned to create a site-specific installation for The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s rooftop garden. Titled...
Phillips Collection Hires Chief Diversity Officer, Highlighting His Background in Psychology as 'New Lens' for Museum's Equity and Inclusion Work

Phillips Collection Hires Chief Diversity Officer, Highlighting His Background in Psychology as ‘New Lens’ for Museum’s Equity and Inclusion Work

THE PHILLIPS COLLECTION in Washington, D.C., named a new chief diversity officer. Yuma Tomes, a psychologist whose experience includes teaching, research, and academic administration, was appointed Horning Chair for Diversity, Equity, Access, and Inclusion. Tomes joined The Phillips Collection in February from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, where he had been serving as...
Underground Museum in Los Angeles Announces Departure of Co-Directors and Closure 'Until Further Notice'

Underground Museum in Los Angeles Announces Departure of Co-Directors and Closure ‘Until Further Notice’

  THE UNDERGROUND MUSEUM (UM) in Los Angeles announced “with deep sadness” that it is closing “until further notice” and the tenure of co-directors Meg Onli and Cristina Pacheco has ended. The action also cuts short a long-awaited exhibition of paintings by the museum’s visionary co-founder Noah Davis (1983-2015). The survey opened six weeks ago...
Latest News in Black Art: Obama Presidential Center and Art Institute of Chicago Recognize Sculptor Richard Hunt, Arvie Smith Now Repped by Monique Meloche Gallery & More

Latest News in Black Art: Obama Presidential Center and Art Institute of Chicago Recognize Sculptor Richard Hunt, Arvie Smith Now Repped by Monique Meloche Gallery & More

  Latest News in Black Art features news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   President Barack Obama and Chicago sculptor Richard Hunt discuss the artist’s practice and “Book Bird,” the commissioned work by Hunt that will be on view in the Library Reading Garden outside the new Chicago Public...
Adrienne L. Childs Will Receive 2022 David C. Driskell Prize, Curator Calls Award 'Unexpected and Extraordinary Honor'

Adrienne L. Childs Will Receive 2022 David C. Driskell Prize, Curator Calls Award ‘Unexpected and Extraordinary Honor’

  FOR NEARLY TWO DECADES, the David C. Driskell Prize has recognized acclaimed artists and scholars for their contributions to the field of African American art. Recipients have included Kellie Jones, Franklin Sirmans, Valerie Cassel Oliver, Rashid Johnson, Andrea Barnwell Brownlee, Lyle Ashton Harris, Mark Bradford, Naima J. Keith, Amy Sherald, and Huey Copeland. Now...
Latest News in Black Art: María Magdalena Campos-Pons Curating Tennessee Triennial, Ferrari Sheppard Now Repped by Mariane Ibrahim Gallery, Julie Dash Contributing to Met Gala Exhibition

Latest News in Black Art: María Magdalena Campos-Pons Curating Tennessee Triennial, Ferrari Sheppard Now Repped by Mariane Ibrahim Gallery, Julie Dash Contributing to Met Gala Exhibition

  Latest News in Black Art features news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   María Magdalena Campos-Pons. | Photo by John Russell, Courtesy Vanderbilt University   Appointments María Magdalena Campos-Pons is serving as the inaugural consulting curator of the Tennessee Triennial. A Cuban-born artist and educator, Campos-Pons is a...
Latest News in Black Art: California African American Museum and Art + Practice Enter Partnership, Artist Chase Hall Joins Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Black Fashion Fair Magazine Launches & More

Latest News in Black Art: California African American Museum and Art + Practice Enter Partnership, Artist Chase Hall Joins Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Black Fashion Fair Magazine Launches & More

  Latest News in Black Art features news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   Artist Chase Hall in his studio. | Photo by Clément Pascal   Representation Galerie Eva Presenhuber announced its representation of Chase Hall, who lives and works in New York. The artist said he was happy...
American Folk Art Museum Will Honor Artists Faith Ringgold, Bisa Butler, and Brian Donnelly (KAWS) at 60th Anniversary Gala

American Folk Art Museum Will Honor Artists Faith Ringgold, Bisa Butler, and Brian Donnelly (KAWS) at 60th Anniversary Gala

  THREE OF THE MOST creative and relevant artists working today will be honored by the American Folk Art Museum (AFAM). The museum is paying tribute to Faith Ringgold, Bisa Butler, and Brian Donnelly (a.k.a. KAWS) at its 60th Anniversary Benefit Gala at Gotham Hall in New York on April 7. AFAM describes itself as...
Latest News in Black in Art: Kimberly Drew Joins Pace Gallery as Associate Director, Plus New Appointments at Smithsonian, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Guggenheim & More

Latest News in Black in Art: Kimberly Drew Joins Pace Gallery as Associate Director, Plus New Appointments at Smithsonian, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Guggenheim & More

  Latest News in Black Art features news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   Writer, Curator, and Activist Kimberly Drew. | Photo by Inez & Vinoodh, Courtesy Kimberly Drew and Pace Gallery   Appointments Pace Gallery announced the appointment of Kimberly Drew as associate director. Based in New York,...
Latest News in Black Art: Smithsonian Names Inaugural Director of Museum of American Latino, Valerie Cassel Oliver Recognized for Curatorial Excellence, Serpentine Pavilion Design by Theaster Gates Revealed

Latest News in Black Art: Smithsonian Names Inaugural Director of Museum of American Latino, Valerie Cassel Oliver Recognized for Curatorial Excellence, Serpentine Pavilion Design by Theaster Gates Revealed

  Latest News in Black Art features news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   Valerie Cassel Oliver. | Photo by Travis Fullerton, Courtesy the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts   Awards & Honors Valerie Cassel Oliver is receiving the 2022 Audrey Irmas Award for Curatorial Excellence from the Center...
Latest News in Black Art: New University Appointments at Tufts, Temple, and Rutgers, 20,000 Black Memorabilia Objects Headed to Auction, Ghana at Venice Biennale & More

Latest News in Black Art: New University Appointments at Tufts, Temple, and Rutgers, 20,000 Black Memorabilia Objects Headed to Auction, Ghana at Venice Biennale & More

  Latest News in Black Art features news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   From left, Jova Lynne starts at Temple Contemporary at Tyler School of Art and Architecture Jan. 31. | Photo by Clare Gotto; Margaret Vendryes officially joins Tufts University in June. | Photo Courtesy Margaret Vendryes...